Moist Yellow Cake Layers

Preparation info
  • Makes


    23 cm round layers, 5cm high
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bake!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2010

  • About

So called because of the light yellow colour whole eggs impart to the baked cake, yellow cake is an essential part of any baking repertoire. Add a simple chocolate ganache filling and frosting and you have a classic chocolate sandwich cake, or add whipped cream and sliced sweetened berries and you have what most American retail bakeries used to call ‘strawberry shortcake’. Many yellow cake recipes suffer from the dryness so characteristic of overly lean butter cake layers, but this one is m